Meaning and name origin
Ciaran \cia-ran\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ciaran), is pronounced KEE-a-rawn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ciaran is "black". Ciarán is derived from "ciar". Often anglicized as Kieran. Name of two Irish saints, a hermit of the fifth century and the founder of the monastery.
Ciaran has 1 variant form: Kieran▲.
Ciaran is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ciaran for boys. Ciaran reached its highest rank of #23 in Ireland in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ciaran and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kieran (#576) and Ciaran. (2014 statistics).